Robber makes off with gold ornaments worth B5.6m

Robber makes off with gold ornaments worth B5.6m

Police seal off Yaowarat Krungthep in Wang Hin area of Lat Phrao district, Bangkok, on Sunday, after a man robbed the gold shop and escaped with gold ornaments worth about 5.6 million baht.
Police seal off Yaowarat Krungthep in Wang Hin area of Lat Phrao district, Bangkok, on Sunday, after a man robbed the gold shop and escaped with gold ornaments worth about 5.6 million baht.

A man robbed a gold shop inside the Wang Hin branch of Tesco-Lotus in Lat Phrao district of Bangkok on Sunday and escaped with gold ornaments worth an estimated 5.6 million baht.

Chokechai police said the robber forced the staff members of Yaowarat Krungthep shop at gunpoint to hand him three trays of gold ornaments weighing 150 baht altogether before fleeing on a motorcycle.

The Gold Traders Association announced the selling price of gold ornaments at 28,350 baht per baht gold. That means the man made off with about 5.6 million baht from the daylight robbery.

Police are tracking his escape route from CCTVs installed at the shop, other locations at the store and roads.

The gold shop is located at the entrance of Tesco-Lotus, making it easy for the robber easy to escape, they added.

Deputy police chief Pol Gen Suchart Theerasawat said police already knew who the robber was and needed to double-check his identity.


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